Community Donations for Catering Business at The Old Goat
March 3, 2015
The much-anticipated Old Goat restaurant in Alger Heights will soon open its doors to the community. But as the family-style restaurant located at 2434 Eastern Ave SE gets ready to turn out home-cooked lunches, dinners and tantalizing weekend brunches, it is also looking for little bit of help from neighbors and friends to help facilitate an in-house catering arm, banquet facility and outdoor patio space.
Owner Cory DeMint – who also owns East Hills area’s Electric Cheetah and Uncle Cheetah’s Soup Shop restaurants – says unexpected costs associated with building renovations, including fire suppression and water main systems, have left the business short on funds necessary to open up the outdoor patio and indoor banquet space.
To help offset the additional $50,000 needed to complete those areas, an Indie Go Go page has been established to allow friends and family of The Old Goat, along with invested members of the community, to donate in any amount to help the restaurant reach its goal.
“This will be a restaurant that is built for the Alger Heights community,” DeMint can be heard saying on an introductory video featured on The Old Goat’s Indie Go Go page. DeMint says that as a 10-year resident of the Alger Heights community, he always dreamed of having access to a restaurant like the Old Goat – a place within walking distance of home where neighbors could meet up or simply say hello in passing over a delicious homestyle meal.
Patio and banquet areas aside, the restaurant is on track to open right on schedule and budget, and is expected to be a perfect addition to the Alger Heights Business District, where its neighbors will include Ken’s Fruit Market and Real Food Cafe.
Those interested supporting the Old Goat in the Alger Heights community with a monetary donation can visit the Indie Go Go page where various payment options are offered.